What Ever Happened To The Good Old Fashioned Split-Screen Co-Op Game?

IM PLAYIN asks why the classic split-screen co-op game has died a death, and reminisces about the best games to play co-operatively.

"For me, the PS2 was all about the split-screen co-operative games; very rarely did I play a game without my brother. Games like Dynasty Warriors, Time Crisis, TimeSplitters, WWF, SOCOM, and Unreal Tournament occupied our days and nights whilst growing up. The 360 had some half decent co-op games that I enjoyed playing as well, like Left4Dead, Army of Two, Borderlands, Call of Duty: World at War and Halo 3. But the current-gen consoles seem to have switched split-screen for online, which I find very disappointing. What ever happened to the old fashioned split-screen game?"

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Relientk771451d ago (Edited 1451d ago )

I love split-screen co-op. I wish more developers would continue to have split-screen co-op experiences in their games.

daggertoes831451d ago

It's going the way of the dodo bird, my friend.

Francis21451d ago

I agree with both of you. It's a terrible shame

sonarus1451d ago

i actually hate split screen coop. But i agree the option for it is still rather valuable but i must confess i don't enjoy splitting my screen AT ALL.

LackTrue4K1451d ago

TimeSplitters was awesome with coop/split screen!!!

Relientk771451d ago

Dude it really is

TimeSplitters is awesome

TheFutureIsBlue1451d ago

I know man. I loved playing Resistance 2 online co op splitscreen. At least the indies seem to be getting couch co op coming back, but too back they leave out co op online modes. I want both! Lol.

ps4fanboy1451d ago (Edited 1451d ago )

Time splitters a future ps4 game ,will be amazing , and will obviously offer split screen as that was a major feature of the previous incarnations , drive club producers evolution have said a split screen option could be added at a later date.

Personally I used to love hooking up two PlayStation's for some doom multi player battles , side dodging whilst rocket attacking each other... Now that was fun!
Local lan is awesome also.

BitbyDeath1451d ago

I'll keep playing them as long as devs keep making them.

kingdip901451d ago

Money happened...

You can get more money for your product if you can push a group of friends into owning multiple consoles and a copy of the same game each online rather than split screen at someone's house.

Funantic11451d ago

Taking away local co-op makes it so you have to play with friends online. That's one extra copy if the game to buy and extra console. It's all part of the plan from greedy devs.

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